Rush: The Unofficial Illustrated History: Updated Edition
First a quick description: large format hardcover, 9 1/2” x 11
1/4”, full colour throughout, the story of the band right up to
Neil’s famous bye-bye wave in LA, die-cut front cover, long reviews of the
whole catalogue by top journos and mostest coolest... an explosion of
visuals, from the very best live photography down to passes ‘n’ ads.
Here’s the back cover blurb (more or less):
An epic visual celebration of Rush!
In this beautifully designed and illustrated history, prolific rock
journalist the noted Rush authority Martin Popoff follows the
world-conquering exploits of Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson from
the band’s formation in Toronto to their fortieth anniversary record
release, celebration and world tour. Popoff’s stellar history is
complemented by LP reviews from a slate of highly regarded music writers,
a thorough discography compiled by the author himself, and more than
400 photographs and articles of memorabilia, running the gamut from
candid backstage images of live performance photography to picture
sleeves, gig posters, period print ads, ticket stubs, backstage passes,
and more. The result is a visually stunning and authoritative review
befitting the rock band with one of the world’s most devoted fan bases.
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